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Query Details

Query Subject:   Paid participants needed: Negation in languages
Author:   James Chancharu
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Typology

Query:   Hello! My name is James Chancharu, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. My research project involves gathering comparative data from many languages. So, I’m recruiting native speakers (preferably linguists) of the following languages to help with paid translation/transcription tasks.


Task: Translating 42 English sentences into your language, using either the English transliteration or IPA transcription.
Reimbursement: 20 pounds (=34 US dollars) paid via Paypal
Examples of English sentences to be translated:

She has read the book.
She has not read the book.
We have a house.
We don’t have a house.
Read the book!
Don’t read the book!

If you are interested, please kindly let me know. Thank you very much.

LL Issue: 25.2457
Date posted: 05-Jun-2014